Beach and Aquatic Wheelchair Loan
Beach Fun for Everyone
The Shire of Broome, in partnership with the Disability Services Commission (DSC), is pleased to provide two beach wheelchairs to enable all people to enjoy the pleasures of Broome's beautiful beaches.
The "FreeWheeler" wheelchair has large inflatable tyres, is relatively lightweight, can be adjusted to different leg supports and traverses easily over sand.
The "Beach Trekker" chair (large spoke wheels) is more suited to going into the shallow water, depending on water conditions.
The Shire's friendly lifeguards are available to assist users of the wheelchairs in getting down onto the beach and advise how to safety operate the chairs in and around the water. To loan either of the beach wheelchairs, contact the Beach Lifeguard Captain on 0477 550 252 to complete your booking or request a booking by email.
Town Beach Water Park Aquatic Wheelchair
The Platypus Wet Area Self Propelling Wheelchair is a custom-built, water-submersible wheelchair that allows people of all ages and levels of ability to access the Town Beach Water Playground.
The wheelchair is available for loan, free of charge, from the Shire of Broome with a velcro lap belt, adjustable harness belt and junior adaptor with padded supports if needed.
The Platypus Aquatic Wheelchair is stored on site at the Town Beach Water Park. To loan the aquatic wheelchair contact the Shire of Broome on 08 9191 3456 to arrange the booking and collection of the key to the storage shed or send a request via email.
Pre-booking during office hours is preferred; however use of the aquatic wheelchair can be arranged on weekends by phoning the Shire Rangers on 0407 382 079.